Experiential Training Summer Program for Rising Sophomores (ETSP)


The Experiential Training Summer Program will provide rising sophomores with virtual summer experiential training in NOAA mission-relevant research. Students will work with NCAS-M researchers in collaboration with a NOAA mentor on an approved NOAA mission relevant project during the summer. Researchers will submit and get approval for the proposed NOAA mission-relevant research project. Student travel and housing expenses will be covered.  ETSP students will receive a $6,000 stipend ($5,500 during the summer and an additional $500 after proof of application to a NOAA scholarship program (e.g., a) Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship; b) Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions Undergraduate Program).  Students will also receive a housing allowance of $2,500.

ETSP Description

Who: 10 rising sophomores from NCAS-M institutions

Student Stipend: $6,000 stipend ($5,500 during summer and an additional $500 after proof of application to NOAA scholarship programs); $2,500 housing allowance, if applicable.

Program Length: 8-week NOAA mission-relevant research and training program (to include professional/career development)

Date: May 31, 2022 to July 22, 2022

Location: NCAS-M Institutions

Application DeadlineMarch 4, 2022

Requirements for ETSP: Student: Rising sophomore, minimum 3.0 GPA, official transcript, U.S. citizen, resume, one letter of recommendation (sponsoring institution can require more), and student must apply to Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship and/or EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship in fall 2022.  Faculty: Research proposal (NCAS-M research mentor must submit and get approval for a NOAA-mission relevant research project that students will engage in over the summer).

ETSP Program Activities Overview: The ETSP program is 8 weeks long.  During Weeks 1 to 7, student will engage in NOAA mission-relevant research and training at the NCAS-M institution.  During Week 8, student will engage in a poster session and career/professional development workshop. 


For additional information, please contact Jo-Anne Manswell Butty, Ph.D., NCAS-M Education Expert, at jmanswell-butty@howard.edu.